Why is Steve Biko's remarkable legacy often overlooked? - Dr Matthew Graham in The Conversation

"While Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, and Desmond Tutu are rightly venerated for their role in opposing and ending white minority rule in South Africa, another leader of the liberation years has been remarkably overlooked: Bantu Steven Biko, who led the enormously influential Black Consciousness Movement. Four decades after his death in police custody on September 12 1977, he deserves to be recognised as one of the towering heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle.

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Matthew Graham, Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee, discusses the remarkable legacy of Steve Biko and how he helped to re-energise black opposition to apartheid and draw the world's attention to the brutality of South Africa's white minority rule. 

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